The Literacy Council of Buncombe County's 23rd annual Spelling Bee will be held April 24, 2014 (6-9 p.m.) at “On Broadway” in downtown Asheville. Fifteen teams of three adults each will compete in the most spirited and outrageous word challen

ge of their lives! Click here to read more.

The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on May 7 and May 8. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions. Click here for the complete volunteer tutor training schedule

Inclement Weather Policy: The Literacy Council will be closed for business on days that Buncombe County Schools are closed for inclement weather.  On those days all previously scheduled Council activities are cancelled. On days when Buncombe County Schools have a two-hour delay, LCBC will open at 10 a.m. **Announcements that our office is closed or will be opening late will appear along with other school closings announcements on WLOS.

Meet our new Development Director, Brantlee!

Executive Director Ashley Lasher published an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Click here to read.

The Literacy Council begins program at Craggy Correctional Facility. Read more here.

In the next installment of WNC Woman Magazine's series profiling our students, Adult Ed & Augustine Project Director Lily Contorer relates the story of one of our many students who hides her reading struggles from others, even from those closest to her. While "Sara" didn't want to reveal her face or real name to the public, she is very open about the ways that her reading struggles have affected her. Click here to read this poignant article.

Executive Director of the Literacy Council, Ashley Lasher, published a heartfelt thank you to our many amazing volunteers in the "Letters to the Editor" section of the Asheville Citizen-Times. Click here to read her her letter. 

The Literacy Council 2012/2013 Annual Report is now available online.You can read it here.



Congratulations to our students! 2 ESOL students earned U.S. citizenship and 2 Adult Ed student were awarded their GEDs in January.

Volunteer tells story of student-tutor partnership. Learn what tutoring means to her and how a student's life has changed.

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